In the first part of a series of articles about the best tools for a Road Warrior, I looked at Productivity tool’s and in the second part of the series I looked at communication and collaboration tools for those who are working remotely as It occurred to me that alot of people whether they be marketeers, developers, business men and more nowadays actually spend alot of time on the road or traveling or outside of the office. This time in the third in a series of article I will be looking at something more specific development tools for road going developers.
Eclipse Orion is one of the projects being worked on by the Eclipse IDE project/foundation. Eclipse Orion uses a browser based interface, and acts as a basic tool for editing files, writing code using a great editor, link to a repository, create a site.. The plug-in architecture found in eclipse is likely to bring many features to the mix in the browser version, Currently there are a few plug-ins, one I find particularity useful is the one for coloring you code..
Because it is browser based means its accessible on a desktop, laptop, tablet, and at any location at an airport waiting lounge, on a train or even in Starbucks, and because its open source there’s a big community behind it.
Codenvy is an cloud IDE for developers and also has good support for corporate teams with advanced collaboration, security, and enterprise options and features, it contains a collection of tools which are fully featured and fully integrated with a Cloud Foundry for building and deploying code. Codenvy supports Ruby, Java, PHP, and Python languages as well as the OpenSocial gadget. CodeEnvy will build your project and run it in the Codenvy cloud environment and when its ready, it can be moved to your servers. Codenvy operates a freemium pricing strategy with a free community plan with support via the community, unlimited projects, shared builder and runner queues, other features are available for premium, personal, academic or Enterprise plans.
Koding or Kodingen as it was previously known as was one of the first Cloud editors/ web-based IDEs that was said to have done it the right way. The online development environment is owned by Koding, Inc. and allows for programmers to collaborate online.
Neutron Drive (IDE) lets you edit your code anywhere, whether your at the airport, train station or Starbucks with just a web browser. Neutron is integrated with Google Drive which will sync your code wherever you wish. It uses the Ace code editor and contains lots of features from SFTP clients and browser editors and supports configurable Vi and Emacs key bindings as well as TextMate themes, syntax highlighting, realtime markdown previews, auto indent and outdent, file browser, tabbed interface, search and replace, hosting, and more…and it’s highly customizable. Its free to use too.
Collide began its life as a Google Code project with a lot of promise. its name is derived from (collaborative IDE), and is a web-based collaborative code editor. Although it is now defunct and what was released was extremely stripped down the most interesting tech stuff around collaborative editing is all there. The source code is freely available to anybody that wants to fork it and it currently runs on the Java 7 JRE that relies on a host of solid software tools like Guava, JUnit, JKit and EasyMock.
Although its a little stripped down and sparten in comparison to the current available developer tools it provides a powerful collaboration and functionality tool to teams of programmers who value real-time interactivity.
The Python Fiddle is the Phyton IDE for the web. what started out originally as a tool for playing around with and modifying live example code has grown into a full-fledged IDE with the power to develop and share projects. Python Fiddle has a wide community base, and many of the online lectures at university’s and academic institutions now include examples in Python Fiddle and is highly familiar with alot of coders, this means its ideal for the road going developer.
Hopefully you’ve found this list of 10 Best Development tools for Road Warriors, next time in the ‘Road Warrior Series’ I’ll be looking at best portable apps for everyone who are road going warriors in their field of work.
What are your favorite development tool for being on the move? Let us know.